VIDEO: HAND TO GOD's Bob Saget Gives A Comedian's Perspective On Donald Trump's Campaign
Aside from his political stances, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is making headlines for disparaging remarks made about his opponents for the party's nomination.
Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC's The Last Word notes that some are comparing Trump to the legendary insult comedian Don Rickles when, for example, he calls Senator Ted Cruz "a little bit of a maniac."
When asked for a comedian's perspective, HAND TO GOD's Bob Sagat talks about the affection Rickles always showed for the targets of his comic venom.
He also has some interesting things to say about a recent doctor's letter on the status of Trump's physical health.
Comedy and television icon Bob Saget now plays the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God through the production's announced closing on January 3, 2016. He joined cast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer. Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of 'Pastor Greg', exited the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound.
Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London's West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.
Playwright Robert Askins goes for the jugular-by way of sock puppet-in his hilarious and heartbreaking new comedy Hand to God. In it, a shy teenager named Jason is surprised when his Bible School project-a puppet named Tyrone-takes on a shocking, truth-telling personality all its own, forcing everyone in its path, especially Jason's mother Margery, to confront their own demons as they search for redemption through a mix of riotous laughter and genuinely shocking twists.
Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs. The design team for Hand to God includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, and fight direction by Robert Westley.